Originally posted by Dance Master MC
How should I stop this addicting game problem
Limit the new games to a minimum. I know this is hard, but set a limit of max one new for every two games you finish. (rule #1)
Don't start so many new tournaments. Limit them, because they give you too much game load. And when you start one, don't do it too early. say when half of the games exceed 20 moves or more, then you can start another one. (rule #2)
Set a maximum level of your game and strive for going there. I say 24 games is good for me. When I'm over 24 I don't start any tournaments. When I am over 32 I don't start any new games at all. When I have more clan games than 6, I make myself unavailable to clan games. (rule #3)
When you have losing games that you have only a minimal chance to win - lose them. Rather spend time to the interesting ones, where you have a chance to win. (rule #4)
Is this rule thing a good thing? Yes, I think so. Then you know when to skip the next tournament, and when not to accept challenges.
Playing chess should be fun, not a hard labour. When you have a game where it could be an interesting tactical manoeuvre and you don't have time to investigate it thoroughly, it's not fun. Have fun let this be the golden rule!